TALKE Group opens regional office in Bahrain
Hürth/Al Manamah (BRN), 23. November 2012. German TALKE Group is continuing its course for growth with determination. Now the logistics service provider, which specialises in the chemical and petrochemical industry, strengthened its foothold in the Gulf region with a local office in Bahrain.
The new Regional Office is located in Bahrain International Investment Park. It will coordinate TALKE’s projects in the region and represent the steadily growing organisation in this important market. "Increasingly, the petrochemical companies in the region are processing specialty chemicals out of the raw materials produced here," Richard Heath, Director Middle East & Asia at the TALKE Group explains. "We support our customers as they expand their range of products by providing safe, high-quality logistic services. The new Regional Office provides the organisational framework required to keep up with this development over the long term."
The Kingdom of Bahrain is the fourth state in the Middle East in which the TALKE Group has set up office. Over 800 employees already work for the specialised German logistic service provider at sites in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. The company has been active in the Middle East for about a decade now, and has experienced strong growth. Each year, the logistics specialist handles around 4.5 million tons of polymer granules in the region. Since 2012, TALKE has also supported chemicals manufacturers in the Middle East with its services for liquid chemicals, the Group's core competence.
"In order for the Gulf region's petrochemical industry to develop its manufacturing range, it needs quality-oriented and safety-minded logistics service providers," says Group Managing Director Alfred Talke. "TALKE has been appreciated as a reliable partner for many years now. With our experience in the handling of specialty chemicals and liquid hazardous goods, we can provide efficient support to the region's petrochemical industry and help expand its product portfolio."